STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 12: Penn State fans find their way to their seats before Penn State Nittany Lions takes on Nebraska Cornhuskers at Beaver Stadium on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
The NCAA will give Penn State "unprecedented" punishment for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, but not the death penalty, according to reports.
The NCAA will announce on Monday morning punishment for Penn State University related to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Many higher-ups at Penn State were involved in the coverup of child abuse at the hands of former coach Jerry Sandusky, according to the Freeh Report, which violated the Clery Act, among other things.
While there has been concern that Penn State might suffer the "death penalty," something that only one program has endured and the NCAA had vowed to never apply again, reports indicate that this will not be the fate of Penn State.
Penn State facing loss of bowl/s and scholarships, but not so-called death penalty— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 22, 2012
While the exact punishment of Penn State will not be released until Monday morning by the NCAA, the NCAA has reportedly given president Mark Emmert unprecedented power to deal with the situation. While the death penalty is not believed to be in effect here, some think that the penalty might actually be longer and considered more harmful than the death penalty and have been labeled as "unprecedented."
According to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo!, there have been no talks of any games being cancelled for the upcoming season.